A sustained spike in mortgage-arrears data published by the Bank of England had left home loan providers in the U.K. puzzled. Turns out some lenders were entering incorrect data.
The central bank has asked a number of mortgage providers to resubmit data for some home-loan statistics following a joint investigation with the Financial Conduct Authority, a person with knowledge of the matter said. It found some lenders were overstating arrears by including loans which should not have been added, the person said, asking not to be identified because the probe was confidential.
The BOE now expects to restate the arrears figures when it updates the data in the coming quarters, the person said. Spokeswomen for the central bank and the FCA declined to comment.